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Sophie Hewitt
25th March 2024

Round up the family, gather a group and get ready for a fantastic getaway because Kent has plenty of hotels, self-catering breaks and more that are made for great group holidays. Whether you’re in search of the best value accommodation for your reunion, or you fancy finding a self-catering dream that’s perfect for whisking away the whole family, we’ve got it covered in our round up of accommodation for large groups. 

University of Kent

Canterbury should be on everyone’s bucket list, with Canterbury Cathedral, Roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and incredible night life to discover. With accommodation available at the University of Kent in the spring and summer, it’s the perfect spot to rest your head with great value rooms to book up. With 4500 rooms to choose from, we can guarantee your whole group will get a room, with a range of 4* and 5* campus graded rooms, en-suites and bed and breakfast options on offer. What’s more, WiFi, parking and 20% off at the nearby Gulbenkian Cinema are all included in your break.

Number Eight  

Set in the heart of Canterbury’s cobbled streets, Number Eight is perfectly positioned for a family city break. Inside you’ll find a collection of stylish rooms and suites, so you and the family can have the joy of taking a break together, but with that much needed time and space so you can relax when the family bonding has got a little too much. Of course, Number Eight is just seconds away from Canterbury’s many independent cafes, restaurants and bars, but some of the suites come complete with kitchenettes and even full kitchens with laundry facilities (a must when it comes to taking a break with the little ones).

House of Agnes

Another favourite in Canterbury, House of Agnes is so much more than a B&B, with oodles of history dating back to the 15th century. Each guest room has been beautifully and individually styled, making for a truly memorable break. As reservations can be made for four or more rooms, this is another perfect option for families that love spending time together, but also appreciate their own space! What’s more, you’ll even be able to select inter-connecting rooms that are perfect for families with young city-explorers.

Lower Standon Farm

Sleeps 24

Bloom Stays is one of our go tos for discovering the perfect self-catering break and they don’t disappoint with Lower Standon Farm in Benenden. Nine bedrooms can be found spread between the main house, Granary and The Dairy, which makes it the perfect spot for a multi-generational getaway, providing granny and gramps with the peace and quiet they need after a long day running around after the grandchildren. This spectacular spot sleeps 24, with three well-behaved pooches welcome to come along and join the celebration.

The Coach House

Sleeps 12

Another terrific choice from Bloom Stays, The Coach House in Harrietsham just has it all! Room for 12 guests and two dogs, a sauna, games court, and 40 acres of farmland and woodland made for family walks with the four-legged friends. Round off the day with garden games from the outdoor pavilion and we’d say you’ve got a short break to remember.

Magical Margate Townhouse

Sleeps 16

Margate, the original family getaway destination, with sandy bays, independent coffee shops and bars and the iconic Dreamland all right at your fingertips. Check into the Magical Margate Townhouse which boasts eight rooms spread across a magnificent Victorian townhouse that really packs the wow factor. Expect period features, high ceilings and eight en-suite bedrooms, offering enough space for the whole family to gather, eat and play together.

The Chapel, Manston Court Accommodation

Sleeps 13

Just a pebble’s throw from the coastal towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, Manston Court is private, peaceful and perfect for family getaways. Book into The Chapel, a large three bedroom house sleeping 13. The sitting room stretches to 40 foot, making it great for family games nights with a full size pool table, Xbox, plenty of squashy sofas, TV and even a baby grand piano if you fancy a singalong. Better yet, each room has its own en-suite so there will be no queuing for the bathroom!

The Ballarat House in Margate

Sleeps 10

Set in Margate, this colourful, creative accommodation is five minutes away from the popular Turner Contemporary and the beach! The house has been beautifully renovated with three bathrooms, walled garden, BBQ and incredible views over the seafront. The house even include two living rooms and wood burners, so while the kids are getting stuck into games night, the adults can enjoy a restful evening by the fire, book in hand.

Leeds Castle – Battle Hall and The Oast

Sleep 14

A family escape to Leeds Castle, you won’t get much more memorable than this! This sumptuous manor house comes complete with drawing rooms, an oak panelled dining room, private gardens, open fires, five double bedrooms in the main house, with the option to book up The Oast annex for an additional space with two further double bedrooms. Expect exquisite interiors, blooming gardens in spring, cosy sitting rooms in winter, and the joy of being just metres away from Leeds Castle, which you and your guests can enjoy as part of your stay.

Keepers Cottages

Keepers Cottages can be found all across the Kent countryside and coast, so no matter the size of your group, whether you’re looking for beach-side fun or rural walks, they’ll have the perfect stay to suite your group. Choose from cottages like the beautiful Stone Hall Farmhouse which sleeps 12 in Deal, the coastal gem of Oldestairs House in Kingsdown which sleeps 10, or The Breakers in Sandgate, which sleeps 11 and includes some of the best sea views around. Trust us, there are so many to choose from!

Get to and from your accommodation using Stagecoach South East. Purchase Group and Family Travel Tickets and pre-plan your journey. 

Travel by train across Kent with Southeastern. Get the Southeastern app and save with GroupSave discounts and even special Kids for a Quid tickets.